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From one-acts to full-lengths, Stage Partners has an excellent collection of plays with expandable casts for theatres and schools.

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  • This Murder Was Staged, a murder mystery comedy play script by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello

    This Murder Was Staged

    Length: 100-120 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-25 actors
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    It's opening night of a brand-new mystery play, but just as the killer is about to be revealed, the body of the play's director falls onstage instead. In that moment, the theater becomes an active crime scene, and everyone from cast to crew to even the audience becomes a suspect. But how is the intrepid detective supposed to find the killer when everyone and their mother (literally) has a motive t...
  • 8 Minutes Left - Stage Partners

    8 Minutes Left

    Written By: e.b. lee
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 7-22 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 5 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    The world is coming to an end at exactly 4:44PM today, and no one has had any time to prepare. 8 Minutes Left follows the residents of Charlesville, NJ as they navigate their final moments on this Earth – from a couple with a bunker in their backyard who can’t quite figure out how to get in, to two elderly frenemies who fight over their favorite park bench, to a mother observing her children o...
  • Tooth & Tail

    Tooth & Tail

    Written By: Elizabeth A.M. Keel
    Length: 100-120 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-20+ actors (suggested casting: 6F, 2M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Tooth & Tail is a fantastic swashbuckler that explores the dynamics of female friendship. When Princess Plumeria is kidnapped, Vixen LaFey and her dragon Flicker are determined to rescue her – and bring her home for the reward money. But along the way, they must face pirates, a witch who won’t stop rhyming, curses, and monsters of all kinds. From the dazzling dangers of the forests, to the...
  • A Wrinkle in Time - Tracy Young - Stage Partners

    A Wrinkle in Time (Young)

    Adapted by Tracy Young from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 85-95 minutes
    Cast Size: 13 actors (6F, 6M, 1 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract. Rec...
  • Lawbreakers - A Fast and Furious History of Women's Suffrage - Diana Grisanti

    Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history of women’s suffrage)

    Written By: Diana Grisanti
    Length: 60 minutes
    Cast Size: 6-19 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 1M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A pair of feuding modern-day stepsisters wake up at the Akron Women's Rights Convention of 1851, and find themselves on a whirlwind journey through US history. As they face the challenges of each time with fascinating suffragists, abolitionists, and freedom fighters like Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells, the young women must decide what they really believe and what kind of world they want to stand...
  • Pride and Prejudice play adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson - Stage Partners

    Pride and Prejudice

    adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson from the novel by Jane Austen
    Length: 120 minutes
    Cast Size: 11-25+ actors possible (suggested casting: 6M, 11F)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Full of distinct characters, sparkling wit and timeless romance that has never gone out of print, Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice comes alive on stage in this crisp adaptation. Almost from their first meeting, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself at odds with the reticent Mr. Darcy. She finds him cold and arrogant while he disapproves of her family and social standing. Despite his...
  • Elephant/Man - Del Martin - Stage Partners

    Elephant/Man

    Adapted by Del Martin
    Length: 100 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-30+ actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M, 8 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    The story of Joseph Merrick (a.k.a. The Elephant Man) comes to life in this highly theatrical retelling featuring an ensemble of performers that share the role of Merrick. Whether on a bare stage or with an elaborate set, this adaptable play shines the spotlight on the vivid inner life of Joseph Merrick, and his relationship with the good Dr. Treves. This classic story of the ultimate outcast feel...
  • Spoon River - Stage Partners

    Spoon River

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
    Length: 75-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-50 actors (suggested casting: 17F, 23M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak from the grave of the day-to-day hopes and dreams of their lives. Touching, anguished, and contemptuous, their voices and stories weave together in this fresh new take on a modern American classic. You won't forget what you've heard from these distinctively small-town folk as they evoke universal themes of hope, despair, and love. (A one-act ver...
  • The 24 Days Before Christmas - Stage Partners

    The 24 Days Before Christmas

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from the story by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 65-75 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 4F, 3M, 13 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The Austin family has a cherished tradition of doing something special every day counting down to Christmas - from baking cookies to decorating the tree. This year is a stressful one for Vicky Austin as she's cast as the youngest angel in the Christmas Pageant. Plus the family is preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister. Will the baby wait until January? Will Vicky mess up her big role?...
  • A Christmas Carol - Stage Partners

    A Christmas Carol

    Adapted by Jon Jory & Marcia Dixcy Jory from the novel by Charles Dickens
    Length: 80-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-50 actors (suggested casting: 11F, 9M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    A hit seasonal favorite at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory and Marcia Dixcy Jory's spirited adaptation of the classic Christmas tale will surely make for a lively holiday season. Charles Dickens himself narrates Ebenezer Scrooge's magical night’s journey as he visits his past, present, and future before discovering life's true gifts. A lean and theatrical adaptation with a l...
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